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Celebrating Diversity: Western Youth Services Commemorates International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

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As we mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), Western Youth Services (WYS) stands in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community to combat discrimination and promote inclusivity. This day, observed annually on May 17th, serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for equality and acceptance faced by individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender […]

National Prevention Week and the Pursuit of Positive Mental Health

national prevention week

In an era where mental health and substance abuse issues increasingly affect our youth, National Prevention Week (NPW) stands as a beacon of hope and education. Celebrated annually from May 12th to May 18th, NPW is an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health and substance abuse prevention strategies. This year, Western Youth Services joins […]

Cultivating Resilience: Honoring National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

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In the bustling chaos of our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook the silent struggles of our youngest generation. As May unfolds, we commemorate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, a vital reminder of the importance of safeguarding and nurturing the mental well-being of our children. Why It Matters: Children’s mental health is not a […]

Celebrating Our Volunteers: Honoring Their Dedication on Volunteer Recognition Day

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In honor of Volunteer Recognition Day, Western Youth Services takes this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated volunteers who selflessly contribute their time, skills, and passion to support our mission. This special day serves as a moment to shine a spotlight on our volunteers, celebrate their accomplishments, and highlight the profound impact […]

Celebrating National Counseling Awareness Month: Empowering Youth Through Mental Health Support

National Counseling Awareness Month

As April dawns upon us, it’s time to shine a spotlight on an invaluable resource: mental health counseling. National Counseling Awareness Month provides an opportunity to recognize the dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to support individuals through their mental health journey. At Western Youth Services (WYS), we’re proud to highlight our exceptional counselors and the […]

Embracing Joy: Nurturing Happiness on International Day of Happiness

international day of happiness

As the world gears up to celebrate International Day of Happiness on March 20th, it’s a poignant reminder of the importance of joy in our lives. In a time where stress and uncertainty often loom large, taking a moment to prioritize happiness can have profound effects on our mental well-being. At Western Youth Services, we […]

Honoring Social Work Heroes: World Social Work Day at Western Youth Services

World Social Work Day

World Social Work Day, commemorated on March 19th, is here and it’s time to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes of our community: social workers. At Western Youth Services (WYS), these dedicated individuals are the backbone of our organization, tirelessly working to provide mental health support and trauma-informed care to those who need it […]

Bringing Awareness to Self-Harm: Supporting Youth During Self-Harm Awareness Month

self harm awareness month

As March approaches, so does a crucial time for mental health awareness – Self-Harm Awareness Month. At Western Youth Services, we believe in the power of knowledge, understanding, and support to break the stigma surrounding self-harm and provide assistance to those who need it most. In this blog post, we aim to shed light on […]

Embracing Diversity: Western Youth Services Celebrates Zero Discrimination Day

zero discrimination day

In a world where cultural diversity should be celebrated and human rights upheld, Zero Discrimination Day stands as a beacon of hope and a call to action. At Western Youth Services (WYS), we hold values close to our hearts—honor, ethics, excellence, and efficiency—and at the core of it all, our unwavering commitment to welcoming diversity.  […]